CIL Paint survey shows living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms painted most often

Canadians take their home entertaining seriously. According to a country-wide survey of Canadian painting habits conducted by CIL Paint, living rooms and kitchens – the most popular rooms for welcoming guests – are among the top of the list when it comes to most frequently painted rooms.

The survey, which polled a sampling of managers across the country where CIL brand paints are sold, found that in the previous 18 months, 23 per cent of customers gave their living room walls a fresh coat of paint while 22 per cent painted their kitchens.

“Based on the survey results, it seems Canadians want to put their best foot forward when entertaining in their home, and that includes decking their walls with paint,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings US and Canada.

At the same time, they want balance in their lives, she added, noting that the bedroom came first in the survey at 24 per cent. “What this demonstrates is that, while we’re a hospitable bunch, Canadians also want a feel-good room to retreat to at the end of a sociable day.”

Interestingly, only two per cent of survey respondents said they recently painted their dining rooms, reflecting a growing trend towards entertaining in less formal spaces, Goldman said. “Guests often end up gathering in the kitchen, and living areas are being increasingly designed as open concept spaces connecting to the kitchen, so it’s not surprising that this is where homeowners are focusing their paint efforts.”